THE IMPRESSION’S Picks for Key FASHION TRENDS SPRING 2017 | SHEER PERSISTENCE
BY ERIKA THOMAS
Think intrigue, think confidence, think sheer for spring 2017. Designers articulate this timeless look of transparency in a variety of stunning styles that translate into sheer elegance.
Valentino highlights the power of illusion, with delicate fabrics and the craft of their design. The silhouettes alone transform the looks into impeccable works of art. Pierpaolo Piccioli created sleek and feminine looks with the use of inspiring sheer fabric on his first sole venture. Balmain heads in a more provocative direction embracing this trend, with cut-outs and full-frontal exposure. Olivier Rousteing created a sensational aesthetic and vibe for the collection while revealing just enough. Fendi also left an indelible impression with the use of sheerness in a remarkably detailed way. Each designer had a distinctive take on the sheer fabric and the presence created an unspoken grandeur.